Lu pour vous: Bondage to Beauty.

Updated: Apr 27, 2019



Contrary to what the title suggests, this book is a celebration of freedom and life.


Beauty is truth according to some poet. And for those who believe, truth is freedom.


Bondage to beauty as an ardent quest for the truth behind turns out to be a covenant with freedom.


In a paradoxically enthralling style, with a remarkable pen, Oluchi brilliantly takes us in this journey to freedom through the meanders of an incurable ailment called life.


The book is a five-star one. But...there is a detail.


For those of us who would not be able to probe the depths of the truly refined thought of the author, the notion that in her misfortune, the main character finds her way out by the intervention of a white person in multiple instances, when other races are credited with the most challenging troubles she endured abroad, is both disturbing and misleading. As it fits only too well with the largely broadcasted belief in our communities that the solution to our situation has to come from a white man that many of us ended up worshiping unwittingly. A white man who surreptitiously poses himself as the answer to all our prayers. A direct challenge to the only acceptable privilege that actually pertains to God.



However, the book is a splendid illustration of the innerness of beauty with the righteous pursuit of a high ideal which is to be achieved, against the odds, in the land where it was originally sowed. As opposed to the reality of a deceiving though sophisticated cold world of multiple oppositions, the truth appears to dwell in such a land where virtually any sown seed fruitfully sprouts under a sun of righteousness. So much so, through their sacrifice, all proves to work for the good of those who love the Creator.


The book is a gem of ingenious creativity. The author is a goddess.


In one word: Fantastic.


Bukoko Ikoki,

Ordinary citizen.














As of Christ, we do not accuse. Neither do we judge, nor condemn. We do not stone. We do not curse. We bless our enemies and persecutors. While we let the dead bury their own dead, as we pick up our Cross, we revive our loved ones from lethal errors.


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